I just found Robin Brande's post on her Great Decluttering Experiment. So brave. So daring. Why did I have to find this now? I've been meaning to work on the clutter for awhile. I really have. But life takes over and paperwork gets put aside. Before I can say Abracadabra, the kids' artwork and school stuff is mixed with my husband's office work and my writing piles. And this is just my dining room. Not the best way to coexist in this crazy household of five. Certainly not the best environment for creative thinking.
Okay, well Robin threw out the challenge and I have to take up the gauntlet. For the sake of my family. See what a great sport I am? See what a great Valentine's Day gift I'm giving to the ones I love?
Truly, the greatest beneficiary of this kind, unselfish act, inspired on this hopeful Day of Love, will be me. Yes, it's all about me. This clutter won't be in my face, taunting me at every turn, "Soon I'll be so powerful, I'll take over your entire life. You won't be able to think. Nothing can destroy me!" So here's to my new project: Clutter Organization Now, otherwise known as CON. When this distasteful project is complete, I will have more time for positive, creative energy. I'll have more space to spread out and write. And there will be peace in my house so I can focus more on writing. No more sudden panicked interruptions of, "I can't find this. I need it now!" No more pathetic excuses. Too hopeful? Perhaps, but a girl's gotta have big dreams.
All I need is time and an organized place to put everything. The first order of business is finding a great file cabinet for all the paperwork. You know, one that looks like a nice piece of furniture that I can stick in the corner so I have everything at my fingertips...